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  • Candidate filings open July 28 for Dunn, Pelican townships; Pelican, Erhard city offices Three seats on Pelican school ballot

    | Published on July 23, 2020 at 4:11am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    Filings for office at the township, school and city levels begin July 28—and close August 11.  Watch the Pelican Rapids Press public notice section each week for election information from area governments. This week, Otter Tail County publishes the notice of the primary election, which is August 11.  Dunn and Pelican Townships are among the… Read More

  • Coronavirus voting  

    | Published on July 23, 2020 at 4:10am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Area cities, townships gear up for one of most unusual elections on record Election season is upon us, and city and township officials everywhere are gearing up for the Primary Election Day, Tuesday, August 11 and general election November 3.  COVID-19 issues are also a factor as voting precincts prepare.  Election judges are needed at the… Read More

  • Looking BACK

    | Published on July 16, 2020 at 4:33am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    By Brenda Brand, Columnist 100 years ago July 15, 1920 • Resolution carried A special election was held Monday to vote on the proposition of disposing of the electric light plant. There were 74 votes cast, 67 voting in favor of disposing of the plant and 6 against.  This gives the council authority to dispose of the plant and… Read More

  • Thoughts on discrimination in wake of Pelican Rapids demonstrations

    | Published on July 16, 2020 at 4:32am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    Discriminate, according to the dictionary, means to show favor, or disfavor unjustly. Murder means the unlawful killing of a person.  I remember when I was little, Mother talking about how a man didn’t like Indians, and was a patient at the hospital where she worked. Mother’s parents both came from Northern Norway. She was pretty… Read More

  • Work for environment is not yet done

    | Published on July 16, 2020 at 4:31am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    Governor Walz plans to schedule a special session around July 13 for the Minnesota legislators to finish their work.  One key piece that should be an easy decision is for the Senate to approve is the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund (ENRTF) bill.  This fund was approved by Minnesota voters in 1988 as a… Read More

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